An Ashlyn Close resident says she heard screaming as police investigate an “absolutely traumatic” triple murder.

Kyle Clifford, 26, is wanted over the deaths of the three women who were found fatally injured in a house in the Bushey road, just after 7pm yesterday (July 9).

A neighbour, who did not wish to share their name, said: “It was between 6.30pm and 7pm last night and it literally just sounded like kids, somebody, screaming, and then it was more shrill and I was like, ‘that’s definitely a woman screaming’, and within 15 minutes, it was absolute chaos.

Kyle CliffordKyle Clifford (Image: Herts Police)

“We had armed police running down, screaming ‘stay in your house’…. they shut us off and basically put us into lockdown.”

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The 46-year-old said multiple ambulances, helicopters, and “at least 16 police cars” arrived at the scene quickly, with armed police going from house to house to question locals, request doorbell camera footage, and tell them to stay indoors.

The woman said that she has been left upset and stressed to think that a man sought in connection with the triple murder is still at large, adding: “It’s really, really stressful now to think that that happened in such a close vicinity and none of us were aware and none of us could help.

“It’s just absolutely traumatic, I think, for the family involved, for everyone.

Police forensics tent in Ashlyn Close.Police forensics tent in Ashlyn Close. (Image: PA) “I think that’s the stressful thing, that it happened at peak family time between 6pm and 7pm, when people were probably cooking for their kids and getting their kids ready for bed, and all of us in a tight little road, completely unaware of the trauma and tragic circumstances that other people were going through at that particular time.”

Another Bushey resident, a mother of two, says she saw someone running from Ashlyn Close. The 47-year-old said: "We usually eat dinner early but yesterday we had it at seven.

"My fiancé saw someone running away, and we thought he was going jogging, but then we saw all these ambulances coming.

"We're all so nervous and our son has a friend from school in the road so we're feeling so worried. We never expected this in such a quiet place."

Herts Police have urged anyone who sees Kyle Clifford, who is from the Enfield area, not to approach him but to call 999 “straight away”.

It is thought that he could still be in possession of a crossbow and may be in the Hertfordshire or north London areas.

Information can be reported online at, or by calling the non-emergency number 101, quoting Op Infauna.

Anonymous information can be shared by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 55 111.